Friday, November 28

Oops: Treasury IG office admits could be 2,500 docs showing IRS leaked tax info to the WHITE HOUSE!

Most Americans don't have a ghost of a clue about political events in this country.  That's actually understandable:  You have lives to lead, kids to raise, and between Constitution-trashing Supreme Court judges and Constitution-shredding dictators in the White Hut, you're pretty sure you can't do shit about it anyway.

I mean, you help conservatives win a landslide election and then the lawless president declares amnesty--serene in the knowledge that the repubs won't impeach because they can't get 60 votes to remove in the senate, so why bother?

Anyway, the point was that a LOT of outrageous stuff is coming out, and it's right out in the open, but you never hear about it.  Because the MSM doesn't want you to.  Here's one outrage of many:

The IRS has an inspector general, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).  In July of last year that office sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley acknowledging eight instances involving potential unauthorized access or disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors or candidates since 2006.

This is a big damn deal.  By law (I know, Obama doesn't obey 'em), the IRS can't reveal taxpayer information to anyone except in very narrowly-prescribed cases.  Doing that without authorization is a FELONY.  If a non-government citizen did that, you'd go to jail.  This is illegal as hell. 

A conservative watchdog group, Cause of Action, filed a Freedom of Information request asking for copies of the information sent to Grassley.  The IRS told them, in polite legalese, to pound sand.

In August of 2013 Cause of Action filed a lawsuit over the IRS's failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.  Treasury's lawyers managed to run the clock with that lawsuit-- long enough to get past the midterm election.  Then with the recent "discovery" of 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner--emails the IRS had claimed were lost when something like SEVEN computer hard drives belonging to Lerner and her comrades crashed--just a couple of days ago the IRS IG formally responded to the lawsuit by admitting that, uh, maybe 2,500 "potentially responsive documents relating to investigations of improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House” may exist.

Say what?

And did you notice that phrase "improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House” ??

Oh my.  Remember when Duh Won said there was "Not a smidgen of corruption" at the IRS?  You believed that, right?  Cuz, Obama, right?  Cuz he promised to run "the most transparent administration in history," remember?   And you believed that too, right?

Hey, what difference does it make, right?  The only people who were targeted were Republicans and their supporters and donors, so it's not like it offended anyone who mattered.

And of course there's no proof that Lerner or her colleagues gave or transmitted confidential taxpayer data to anyone of any significant rank in the White House.  Probably just leaked 'em to the third assistant wine-orderer on the staff.  Yeh, dat's it. 

Or maybe they meant to send the data to another IRS office but a computer mis-routed it to the White House.  Where no one ever opened the package or email, because that would be wrong.

Yeah, that's gotta be it.

What's it gonna take to convince those of you who bought what the Lying Media sold you back in 2008 and again in 2012 that you bought a lemon?


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